|It lies flat!!|
Look away now if you like your stuff pristine...
Okay. It was a bit resistant and so I broke its spine in
However, it now looks like this:
|A bit battered|
|Major spinal injuries!|
|Less pretty; more useful though|
But, it lies flat!
So, for those of you who like the thought of the ABP 2 but wanted it to lie flat (and don't mind beating it into submission), then rest assured, it will lie flat!
I started near the start of the diary, opening it out (hideous cover removed) and flattening out the pages, then I decided that the best solution would be to go to the middle and work outwards. I found the middle of the book and then bent it completely back on itself so that the two covers were touching. This (naturally) broke its spine (something I would hate to do on most books!!). I then worked my way out, section by section, re-breaking the spine at each junction between sets of pages and again at the mid-point of each block of pages.
I realise this is quite brutal, but my stationery has to work for me! I didn't buy it to look at! I bought it so it would work! This wasn't going to work if it wouldn't lie flat. I don't care that it looks
Has anyone else brutalised some stationery to make it work for them?